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1681 Articles Matching "costs"

As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

Feb 19, 2019 , Reuters
Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years....
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Q&A: Centene CEO Michael Neidorff stays focused on attaining growth

Feb 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Centene Corp. CEO Michael Neidorff says that the large Medicaid managed-care plan is well positioned to deliver high quality products that lower...
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Q&A: Executives Discuss Cost Accounting Obstacles, Opportunities

Feb 16, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 15—Hospitals and health systems are increasingly pushing to better identify and reduce costs of care. ...
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Editorial: The transparency trap

Feb 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Among all the proffered panaceas for reducing America's high healthcare costs, price transparency is the least likely to make a major dent in the...
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NACDS urges DIR reform in statement to House committee

Feb 14, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
In comments to the House Ways and Means committee, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores pointed out that DIR fee reform can reduce patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs and overall healthcare spending, Read More...
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Seniors' Health Costs May Be Moderating But The Need For Long-Term Care May Be Growing

Feb 14, 2019 , Forbes
A new study shows the growth in seniors' health costs may be slowing as heart health improves. But long-term care costs may continue to...
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Advocates Hope Emerging Evidence About Economic Benefits Of Medicaid Expansion Will Nudge Kansas, Missouri Into Action

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The states have long-balked at the price tag associated with expansion, but economists are saying other red states are reaping the benefits of injecting the economy with millions in federal dollars. Beginning next year, however, the federal government’s contribution will phase down to 90 percent from the current 93 percent of expansion costs, which will make it a harder sell. Medicaid news comes out of Utah and North...
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Fast-Moving Bill To Curtail Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion Secures Key Approval In Utah Legislature

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Lawmakers who have been worrying about the long-term costs of expanding Medicaid have been quickly working to roll back some of the changes that Utah voters approved through a ballot initiative in November's elections. Other Medicaid news focuses on waivers, delays in payment and mental health...
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Preventable ED Use Costs $8.3 Billion Annually: Analysis

Feb 12, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 8—An estimated $8.3 billion is spent each year on emergency department (ED) care that could be provided in another location, according to a new analysis....
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Molina swings to a profit in 2018 after cost-cutting

Feb 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Molina Healthcare swung to a profit in the fourth quarter and full year 2018, after taking steps to slash medical and administrative...
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New Reinsurance Model In Medicare Part D

Feb 12, 2019 , Forbes
CMS is proposing a voluntary, 5-year model that would target rising reinsurance costs in Part D. Participating plans would be issued a target level of spending in the catastrophic segment of the Part D benefit. Plans would reap savings from spending less, while spending more would imply...
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Medicare, Medicaid contain costs better than private insurers, study says

Feb 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
While Republican lawmakers insist trimming Medicare and Medicaid is the only way to rein in federal spending, researchers have found the programs have done a better job at controlling spending than private...
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New Medicaid barrier: Waivers ending retrospective eligibility shift costs to providers, patients

Feb 10, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Critics say eliminating retrospective eligibility is one more administrative barrier the Trump administration has erected to make Medicaid and other public benefits harder to...
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Different Takes: Just Why Do Americans Have Better Hearts And Lower Medical Bills?; Understanding Costs Of Care Is Mind Boggling

Feb 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these and other aspects surrounding the costs of health...
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J&J to include cost information in TV drug ads

Feb 09, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Janssen will include both the list price and potential patient out-of-pocket costs in future direct-to-consumer TV ads. Read More...
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MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: Study

Feb 09, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2019 12:00:00...
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Eli Lilly backs U.S. proposal on drug rebates to lower costs

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
Eli Lilly and Co on Wednesday embraced a U.S. government proposal to end a decades-old system of rebates drugmakers make to industry middlemen, saying it could lower the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs for patients....
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Novartis CEO says U.S. rebate plan will return cash to patients

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
Novartis AG Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said his company's prescription drug prices have been "flat to negative" over the last three years, and directed blame for high costs for U.S. patients on industry middlemen that manage drug benefits....
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You Might Be On The Hook For Your Parents' Nursing Home Costs

Feb 07, 2019 , Forbes
Nursing home care and long-term care services are becoming increasingly difficult to afford for many retirees. With nursing homes and state Medicaid budgets stretched thin, service providers stuck with unpaid bills might soon turn to family members for these...
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Would Trump's New Drug Rebate Rule Help You?

Feb 07, 2019 , Forbes
The Trump Administration would end drug rebates for Medicare Part D. It would help some beneficiaries with very high drug costs but also raise premiums. Would it help...
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